Earlier this month saw the announcement that Dave Matthews Band would host a star-studded concert event for the good folks of Charlottesville, VA on Sunday, Sept. 24. It has now just been announced that the aptly-titled Concert For Charlottesville, with top-tier live acts DMB, The Roots, Cage the Elephant and Brittany Howard of The Alabama Shakes among others slated to perform, will be available worldwide via livestream.
The livestream will begin at 5:55 p.m. and viewers can tune in on musicandunity.tumblr.com or through a number of other sites including HuffPost, AOL, Yahoo, BUILDSeries and other social media platforms. The stream will be co-produced with Verizon subsidiary Oath Studios and the concert directed by music video aficionado and director of such feature films as Rush Hour 3 and X-Men: The Last Stand, Brett Ratner.
The Concert For Charlottesville was assembled in response to the recent events that took place in Charlottesville, VA. Matthews and company, themselves Cville natives, will lead the event, which will also feature performances by Chris Stapleton, Ariana Grande, Pharrell Williams, Justin Timberlake and “special guests.” The “evening of music and unity” will take place at University of Virginia‘s Scott Stadium in Charlottesville.
The event is free of charge for members of the Charlottesville and the University of Virginia communities and donations will benefit victims, families and first responders of the events of Aug. 11 and 12 in Charlottesville. Click here to visit the Concert For Charlottesville’s official website and click here to donate to the cause.